The Flight Vest Harness is our most updated Vest Harness for our Flight Series and Zero-G packs. The Flight Vest Harness is offered in two sizes: Small or Large.
|Flight Vest Harness
|Weight||7.5 oz -212 g||8.5 oz - 242 g|
*Does not include webbing strap.
- Sliding Sternum Straps
- Two 4-Way Stretch Pockets that can hold 500ml soft bottles
- Two 4-Way Stretch Stash Pockets
- 2 Mesh Pockets
- 2 Zipper Pockets
- Elastic Webbing for Hydration Hose
✓ Six points of suspension between the pack and user
✓ Eliminates sway or bounce when walking or running
✓ Transfers some of the load to your core
✓ Helps to eliminate sores on your shoulders and hips
✓ Helps to reduce back pain after long days on the trail
✓ Provides extra storage pockets and quick-access options
Shoulder Straps or Vest Harness?By: Six Moon Designs
Years ago when Ron Moak founded Six Moon Designs, his first pack incorporated a Vest Harness, he didn't design it so he could run or hike faster. It was designed to allow him to hike comfortably without a lot of pain. A bout of Cancer had made it difficult to hike more than a couple of hours at a time before stopping due to back pain.
Incorporating the Vest Harness in the pack provides significant additional support for the back and spine. By spreading the weight, he was able to walk more upright and longer distances without pain.
If you've found yourself unable to backpack as easily and as long as you once did, you may want to seriously consider the Vest Harness. We make no claims that the Vest Harness is a miracle cure, just that it helped Ron get back to really enjoying backpacking again.
Truly the best back pack vest I have ever purchased!!!
Love the way the vest spreads out the load.Thanks for another cool product!!
Still need to test the pack with the vest, but would like to comment on my experience so far. I´ve exchanged the S Curve shoulder strap of my Minimalist V2, with this vest. I had some issues trying to adjust the S Curve to my shoulders, and although I could have continued trying to get it to a more comfortable fit, I decided to order the vest. Installing the vest was a breeze because I found a recent video SMD uploaded with instructions. Some of the straps of the S Curve were needed to install the vest with the pack. I have tried the pack and my first impression is that it seems it will be more comfortable and easier to adjust. I have to try it with a full load and hike some miles before I can conclude that it does. I would suggest to include a whistle with the vest. The whistle that comes with the S Curve can´t be attached to the vest.
The Six Moon Designs website officially warns not to get this vest if you are large-chested. I ignored the warning because I was in love with the idea of a vest that would have pockets, engage my core, be wider across the shoulders, etc. I thought it couldn't be much worse than wearing a high impact sports bra. WRONG. It was terrible. I just want to reinforce the advice NOT to buy this if you are large chested.
The vest is an awesome idea, though. For men or VERY flat chested women, this vest would be awesome. I fiddled and fiddled trying to make it work. Super disappointed...
Small flight vest was to small. Fortunately I had a large vest from the friend that had loaned the pack. Large size is better due to my large bust size. Is there a link to assist with final fitting advisement.